Tiengemeten

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Tiengemeten
Statistical area
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The former village (dark red) and the statistical district (light green) of Tiengemeten in the municipality of Korendijk.
The former village (dark red) and the statistical district (light green) of Tiengemeten in the municipality of Korendijk.
Coordinates: 51°44′N 4°19′E / 51.733°N 4.317°E / 51.733; 4.317Coordinates: 51°44′N 4°19′E / 51.733°N 4.317°E / 51.733; 4.317
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityKorendijk
Population
 (January 1, 2005)
 • Total10
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Tiengemeten is an island in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Korendijk, and lies about 11 km (7 mi) south of Spijkenisse. Before 1984 the island was administratively split between Goudswaard and Zuid-Beijerland. The name refers to an ancient area measurement; one gemet is comparable with one acre so the name means ten-acre island. Ten gemets would be about 100 by 400 metres (330 by 1,310 feet), while the island is actually about 7 km (4 mi) long and 2 km (1 mi) wide.

The statistical area "Tiengemeten", had a population of around 10 until 2007.[1] On 10 May 2007, the island was officially allowed to revert to its natural state after its inhabitants were relocated.[2]

The Rien Poortvliet museum is located on the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003–2005. As of January 1, 2005.
  2. ^ "Tiengemeten terug aan de natuur". Rijnmond.nl (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmond. 2007-05-10. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-10.